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Topic: Difficulty of Rach 1 (for small hands)?  (Read 276 times)

Offline fread22

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Difficulty of Rach 1 (for small hands)?
on: May 15, 2022, 07:32:27 AM
I have just finished learning Chopin Ballade no. 1 and 3, as well as some of the etudes (e.g. 10/4 and 10/12). Now I would like to move onto learning some of Rach's work, mainly the Rach 1 cadenza. Is the skill gap a bit too big for me to attempt it?
To make matters worse, I have really small hand span, barely reaching an octave. I suppose omitting notes would be inevitable, but would that still be too ambitious for me currently?
Thank you.

Offline lelle

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Re: Difficulty of Rach 1 (for small hands)?
Reply #1 on: May 16, 2022, 06:30:10 PM
Very hard to say. If you can manage the ballade and etudes you mentioned I think you have a shot. Just be careful with your hands if you have a small span, if the piece hurts you, drop it for now and develop your chord/octave technique.

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